PLEASE NOTE: The following is our anticipated course schedule current to March 25, 2021. Minor changes in subjects and personnel are likely. 

 

Schedule

(all times are Eastern Daylight Time) 

 

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST

1:00 – 2:00: Opening Remarks and Introductions – Lorne Bair, Seminar Director

2:00 – 3:30: Keynote Address – Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

3:30 – 4:30: Virtual Reception

 

MONDAY 16 AUGUST

11:00– 12:30: Basics of Book Description. Lorne Bair & Katherine Reagan

1:00 – 2:30 : Research Strategies for Booksellers.  Garrett Scott

3:00 – 4:30:  Building & Working With a Reference Library, and Why Bibliography Matters. Faculty

 

TUESDAY 17 AUGUST

11:00 - 12:30:  Book Description II. Rob Rulon-Miller

1:00 - 2:30: Scrounging, Scouting & House Calls: Where & How to Source Inventory. Brian Cassidy & Heather O'Donnell

3:00 - 4:30: Pricing Books. Rob Rulon-Miller & Faculty

 

WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST

11:00 - 12:30: How to Sell a Book. Heather O'Donnell & Katherine Reagan

1:00 - 2:30: Marketing, Websites, and Databases. Maria Lin & Faculty

3:00 - 4:30: Business Basics for Booksellers. Brian Cassidy

 

THURSDAY 19 AUGUST

11:00 - 12:30: Fakes, Forgeries & Theft. Brian Cassidy & Garrett Scott

1:00 - 2:30: Specialty Dealer Lecture: Andy & Marcee Nettell, Back of Beyond Books, Moab, Utah

3:00 - 4:30:  Student-Faculty Roundtable

5:00 - 7:00: Virtual Farewell Cocktail Hour